This year I am planning on participating in Novellas in November. You can find an overview of the history of this event and further links on Laura’s blog.
There are two (main) reasons why I am trying to participate in Novellas in November:
- One of my reading resolutions was to read more novellas this year. I haven’t really done that.
- My reading has been super slow these last few weeks.
I am not very good at TBRs (which is why I have stopped setting myself any), so I will have to wait and see how it goes this month, but I do have a few novellas I want to get to. I will try to read as many as possible in a single sitting in the hopes of getting into the groove of reading again.
The Strange Bird by Jeff VanderMeer
I adore Jeff VanderMeer’s writing and own a few books of his that I haven’t read, but for some reason I have not picked any of his books up in months. Crossing this one off my TBR would be ace.
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
I have heard amazing things about this series, but I also DNFed one of Nnedi Okorafor’s other books (man, that one was disappointingly romance heavy). I want to like her writing more than I do, I think. But, this is less than 100 pages long and will hopefully be as great as everybody says it is.
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
I would be nice to have read at least one classic book this year. I have neglected older books altogether this year and maybe that is a mistake. I have not read any Steinbeck but I have the nagging feeling that I would adore his work if I just got off my butt and actually read one of his books
The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion by Margaret Killjoy
This sounds SO brilliant. And creepy. And disturbing. I was super excited when I bought it and really should get to it before the year ends.
I have read the first two in the series earlier this year and really enjoy the characters and the humor. It is just fluffy enough to hopefully sooth my reading despair.
Are you planning of participating in Novellas in November? What are your reading plans in general?